Another school year is upon us, and for high school seniors it’s time to be serious about the SAT tests. After all it is the primary standard for which you will be judged as you put in your applications for college this year. The SAT scores you earn will help unlock doors to your academic future. If you are asking, “what can I do to be prepared?” Then you have come to the right place for the answer.
The first place to go is to your student’s high school guidance counselor. The truth is, most high school guidance counselor’s have a lot of information to help direct your student and you to the source of much needed information. Not only will they have information on the SAT’s and how to study for them, they also have information concerning admission requirements for the college of your choice.
Another place you should go to for help with the SAT, is the College Board. There you will find so much helpful information. The most important information is the practice test exercises. While at this website, it is a good idea to spend some time reading through the helpful information to help you be prepared for this important test.
While visiting the College Board website, go ahead and register for SAT testing as well. There are at least two fall dates for taking the test. Some might say not take the test until you are ready. But nothing could be further from the truth. There is something called test familiarization. The people who write the SAT test material, say they prevent this from happening. But after many years of experience and talking to many students who have taken the test multiple times, test familiarization is real. It means that the more you take the test, you improve your chance at gaining better scores. So take it as many times as possible. And remember that colleges take your highest scores no matter how may times you take it.
So, get ahead start on your year. Get a head start on your SAT test taking experience. Start now, don’t wait. The one thing I have heard seniors say over the years is that their high school senior year goes very quickly. Put yourself in the best position for success – start now!